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The Accidental Law Librarian by Anthony Aycoch
Along a Long Road by Frank Viva
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
As Simple as It Seems by Sarah Weeks
Beating the Lunch Box Blues by J.M. Hirsch
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires
Birds of a Feather by Francisco Pittau and Bernadette Gervais
The Bride's Kimono by Sujata Massey
Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains by P.I. Maltbie
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Devil May Care by Elizabeth Peters
A Dog's Heart by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Dogma of Cats for Kids by Debra Snyder
Drive by Andrew Bush
Everything but the Horse by Holly Hobbie
Firestorm by Nevada Barr
The Floating Girl by Sujata Massey
For the Love of Autumn by Patricia Polacco
Fuddles by Frans Vischer
I'm a Shark by Bob Shea
A King's Ransom by Jude Watson
Lettice the Flying Rabbit by Mandy Stanley
The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson
The Many Faces of George Washington by Carla Killough McClafferty
The Power of Thinking Differently by Javy W. Galindo
Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2 by Gail Carriger
Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap
The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare
Wind Song by Carl Sandburg

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for The Power of Thinking Differently

The Power of Thinking Differently: 12/27/13

cover artIt's confession time again. I have never been prompt about reading and posting reviews of ARCs and review copies. I am more inclined read library books or my own books than crank out pitched reviews. I've tried reviewing egalleys but that has become impossible due to a series of technology failures. We're all now sharing one reliable computer and I just can't hog the computer just to read (nor do i want to). Now I'm slowly getting back into taking printed ARCs (a very, VERY, limited number).

The Power of Thinking Differently by Javy W. Galindo falls into the category of "thought reviewed but not" from my first round of accepting ARCs (in the days before unemployment, library school, and part time employment). It's a shame too because I really loved the book. The book is one of those business improvement books that tries to get the reader to think "outside the box" to improve productivity and innovation.

The book uses allegory to drive home ideas. The author asks us to imagine an island where there are only pickles and doughnuts. Sounds pretty limiting, doesn't it? Through a series of exercises he shows just how much wiggle room such a narrowly realized scenario can actually have.

Four stars.

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